Catholic Charities’ Advisory Board provided 80 players with a fun filled day at the 20th Annual Austin Luckett Golf Outing held May 10 at Cardinal Golf Course.

The First place team was the ReMax Team. Team members were Alex Steppe, Jeff Speer, Jeff Fleeharty and Chris Etter. Second Place Team was the Niebrugge Team. Players were Paul Bloemer, Pat Schumacher, Dave Bierman and Dick Mahaffey. Prizes for the Longest Putt went to Tom Webb and Rachel Stone. Manny Wei and Lauri Tanner were the winners of prizes awarded for Closest to the Pin. The Longest Drive prizes went to Ryan Sandschafer and Lauri Tanner. Kurt Ziegler was the winner of the $500 Raffle Grand Prize donated by Kent Schmidt/Smith Moore, Inc.

The golf outing is a fundraiser named in honor of Austin Luckett who passed away in July of 1999. He served as member of Effingham Catholic Charities Advisory Board and was an avid golfer. The first annual golf outing in Mr. Luckett’s memory was the inspiration of Carl Koerner who wanted to honor Austin’s memory and his commitment to the work of Catholic Charities.

Over the 20 years we have raised approximately $230,000. The money from this outing helps provide food to those who are hungry, gives school supplies to children who have need of the basic supplies, helps provide medicine to those who cannot otherwise pay for their medications, and provides rent and utility assistance so that people can remain in their homes.

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